- Ward started two seasons for the Cougars after transferring from Incarnate Ward
- He is expected to be a mid-late round selection in April’s NFL Draft class
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Washington State Cougars quarterback Cam Ward announced that he will be entering the 2024 NFL Draft on Monday.
Ward made the announcement in a brief video he posted to X after originally announcing that he was going to enter the transfer portable rather than stay at Washington State for another season.
‘What’s up, it’s Cam Ward and I’ll be declaring for the NFL Draft,’ he said in the five second video.
The 21-year-old from Lake Jackson, Texas began his career at FCS level program Incarnate Ward before transferring to Washington State and spending two years as the starting QB.
During his first season with the Cougars, Ward threw for 3,232 yards, 23 touchdowns, nine interceptions, and a 64.4 completion percentage while accumulating a 7-6 record. He also rushed for five touchdowns.
Washington State Cougars QB Cameron Ward has declared for the 2024 NFL Draft
Last season Ward ended the season with 3,736 yards, 25 touchdowns, and seven interceptions
In his second season with Washington State, Ward’s numbers increased to totals of 3,736 yards, 25 touchdowns, and seven interceptions on a 66.6 percent completion percentage.
He also increased his rushing numbers to eight touchdowns in his second season despite the team’s record regressing to 5-7.
Ward was one of the most pursed QB’s in this season’s transfer portal and had received notable interest from the Florida State Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes before announcing his decision to go pro.
He had originally entered the transfer portal before choosing to take his talents to the NFL
Florida State seemed to move on quickly in their search for a QB after news of Ward’s decision broke and received a transfer commitment from former Oregon State Beavers QB DJ Uiagalelei.
Ward is likely to be selected in the mid-late rounds of April’s draft with several quarterbacks expected to be listed ahead of him on draft boards.
2022 Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams of USC, 2023 Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels, and North Carolina’s Drake Maye are currently seen as the top QB prospects this year and all have the potential to be selected in the top-five picks of April’s draft.
Washington’s Michael Penix Jr., Oregon’s Bo Nix, and Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy are all also currently projected to be ranked hire than Ward assuming the declare for the draft as well.